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Grand-Touring-Dan Mar 27, 10:18pm - #10554 
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Getting Custom Mid Pipe

Check it guys, I'm getting a custom mid pipe 2.5 ", High flow cat, eliminating the resonator all for $218. I think that is a reasonable price. I am getting it done tomorrow, I will post results tomorrow night or the weekend. I am also getting the Hotshot header (in a month or so, I hate internet shopping) I will have a fully aftermarket exhaust system. That should add a little more noise and power.

What should I do next? There is a rumor that Crower is coming out with cams in a few months for the 1zz motor. If its true, that is my next mod. It is between those cams and UR Pulleys. But I think that I am going to work on the appearance a little.

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Grand-Touring-Dan Mar 29, 8:04am - #10555 
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Well, guys I just got my High flow cat and 2.5" piping installed. It is so much louder and has a very nice tone. I love it. I also have the TSRM muffler and it kicks so much ass. Performance wise, my car feels slower but that is normal from a brand new catback. It will pick up. Peaceout.

Dan

Can't wait to get my Hothshot Header, then I will have a complete after market exhaust sytem. Well now I must go drive around to break it in.

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dondiemand Mar 29, 8:48am - #10556 

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sup spider! i was thinking the same thing, getting a custom mid pipe..just a couple of quick questions, did you have to get rid of the resonator? how man cat converters do you have now? did it bolt on right after the stock cat? how loud is it now?
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Grand-Touring-Dan Mar 29, 5:47am - #10557 
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It is much louder right now, but a little high pitched, but that is because it isn't broke in yet. The reason I got it custom made, was to eliminate the resonator, I wanted the sound. Also I got a universal cat. I went to a muffler shop and they hooked me up with the cat and piping. They also cut a hole in it for the O2 sensor, its tight. I have one Cat and it is a carsound High-Flow convertor. If you have any questions, just let me know man. Peaceout.

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Blue Ice Mar 31, 8:46am - #10558 
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Spider, with the resonator off (im guessing the resonator makes the sound not so loud) is there a big difference in sound and if so do you ever get pulled over because of it? I got the same TSRM from afsmotorsports and I was thinking of doing the same, just going to meinekee or something and telling them to just make a pipe. also about the cat, did you just replace it to have an all custom setup or is the new one better?
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Grand-Touring-Dan Mar 31, 8:59am - #10559 
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Blue Ice,
The noise is much louder. The resonator acts like a glass pack to reduce sound. I have only had it done for 3 days. On the 2nd day, I sort of blew my motor, so its in my driveway waiting for Monday to go to the dealer. I passed a few cops, and they didn't say anything. As long as you are not acting stupid/obnoxious with it, you should be ok. I got a carsound High-Flow cat. It may feel slower when you first get it on, but once you break it in you will have a good increase. I recommend the header next, thats in the mail for me. Having a complete aftrermarket exhaust, I think you can get 20 hp. I will dyno after I get the header on and back from the shop. If you have any more question, just ask.

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dondiemand Mar 30, 9:06pm - #10560 

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cool! maybe i should go to a muffler shop and check if they can do the same..how much did you pay for everything?
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Grand-Touring-Dan Mar 30, 9:10pm - #10561 
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it was 238 total. They had to custom the pipe for the 02 sensor, that cost me 20. the cat piping and labor was 218. I think that is a good deal. Went to meineke and they said they couldn't do it. went to this other muffler shop and it took them just over an hour. Good luck man, post results.
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Blue Ice Mar 31, 10:13am - #10562 
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what kind of pipe(metal) did they use, or do they all use the same kind? Also O2 sensor, might be a stupid question, measures O2 coming out of exhaust, is that connected to an alarm or indicator?
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Grand-Touring-Dan Mar 31, 3:25pm - #10563 
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o2 sensor is important, it measures emissions. If it does not read the proper specifications, it will set off your Check engine light. They used Aluminized piping, probably one of the best ways to go. They can easily install a port for the o2, and it will take care that.

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dondiemand Apr 1, 8:22am - #10564 

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sup spider! i havent gone to the muffler shop yet..maybe i'll try this week..anyway, how is your car?
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Grand-Touring-Dan Apr 1, 5:01pm - #10565 
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I just took it to the dealer yesterday. They said warranty may cover it, but the only way to know for sure is when they take apart the motor and see the damage I did. It also really sucks because I have the Hotshot header in the mail and some of bats overlays and Mtec bulbs and I can't put them on cause its in the shop. cry Thanks for asking though.

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dondiemand Apr 1, 9:49pm - #10566 

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that sucks..hope all the madness will be over soon..goodluck man!
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